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Trail Mix Breakfast Bars

My amazingly tasty Trail Mix Breakfast Bars are loaded with nuts and fruits. The perfect pick me up for breakfast or a snack to recharge your energy. Entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make in one bowl.

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Do you know that feeling when it’s almost to early too wake up, but you have to get up?

Yes, I’m pretty sure everybody knows these times. And of course in that situation you absolutely need a delicious breakfast that fills your batteries for the day!

I like starting my day always with a big bowl of this Breakfast Bowl [vegan, gluten free], which is a filling and protein rich option.

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These new Trail Mix Breakfast Bars widen the option of healthy breakfast ideas. From the first bite you know these are tasty, satisfying, mouthwatering, packed with flavors, incredible easy to make, filing, protein rich, packable, nutty, fruity and a worthwhile option not only for breakfast.

What is trail mix

Maybe you don’t know yet what’s in trail mix? It’s basically a mix from nuts and dried fruits. You can choose your favorite nuts and dried fruits and mix the quantities to your own taste.

Also you can buy pre packed ones which are basically loaded with walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds. Often including raisins, cranberries, apricots.

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Some are made with oil and some are oil free. You can find ones with added sugar and sugar free.

So it’s up to you just choose your favorite one which you really like and go for it.

But if you wanna know what is exactly in your trail mix, than it’s time for how to make trail mix on your own.

Choose your favorite nuts without any added sugar, salt and oil. Next buy your favorite dried fruits without any added sugar and oil as well. Keep it all natural.

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Mix them according to your preference. Maybe you’re more into nuts so you can try mixing 2 parts nuts and 1 part dried fruits. Maybe you’re more in team fruits, then try 2 parts fruits and 1 part nuts.

Team “nuts and fruits” just use the same amount of fruits and nuts.

Is trail mix healthy? It can be. It’s like with most of foods, enjoy a widely variety of them. It’s great for snacking, breakfast or even dessert.

Trail mix is packed with nuts which are high in protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, anti inflammatory benefits and seriously so delicious.

The flavor contrast of nuts and fruits is irresistible and a timeless combination which brightens up everyone’s face in many ways.

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How to make Trail Mix Breakfast Bars

Ready for a glorious breakfast feast? It’s fun to know how to make breakfast bars.

First, chop your mixed nuts and dried fruits except for raisins and cranberries. In a bowl combine gf oats with the chopped trail mix. Set aside.

Next warm cashew butter, almond milk, and maple syrup  in a casserole over stove top on medium heat until all of them are incorporated into a homogeneous mix.

Do not bring this mixture to a boil, just warm it up. Add the warm mix to the oats and trail mix. Mix with your hands or a spatula.

Transfer the mix to a 9×9 square baking dish prepared with parchment paper or greased with a bit of oil.

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Press the dough with your hands into the dish, or put a parchment paper on top and press with a spatula until you have a smooth and equally thick mass.

Bake for around 25  minutes at 400°F and allow the bars to cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

These Trail Mix Breakfast Bars are great a great dairy free combo for breakfast, snacking or even dessert. Also a great healthy choice before or after a workout to keep you full and bursting with energy.

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Are breakfast bars healthy? Is a protein bar good for breakfast? These are for real, but some are not. If you go for store bought which are full of preservatives and some other stuff like much oil and sugar.

Plus it’s so much cheaper to make your own homemade bar. Trust me these won’t disappoint you, keep you filled, protein rich and insanely delicious.

It’s dumb easy for make ahead meals. You can make the Trail Mix Breakfast Bars in advance and store them in the fridge. They will stay fresh covered up to 2 weeks.

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If you wanna start your day right and delicious, try my Trail Mix Breakfast Bars.

Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, snap a lovely picture and show off your creations.

Happy breakfast, snacking, dessert and more. Florian.

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Trail Mix Breakfast Bars

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

My amazingly tasty Trail Mix Breakfast Bars are loaded with nuts and fruits. The perfect pick me up for breakfast or a snack to recharge your energy. Entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make in one bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 cup oats (I used gf)
  • 1 1/2 cups trail mix roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup cashew butter

Instructions

  1. First, chop your mixed nuts and dried fruits except for raisins and cranberries. In a bowl combine gf oats with the chopped trail mix. Set aside.
  2. Next warm cashew butter, almond milk, and maple syrup  in a casserole over stove top on medium heat until all of them are incorporated into a homogeneous mix. Do not bring this mixture to a boil, just warm it up. Add the warm mix to the oats and trail mix. Mix with your hands or a spatula.
  3. Transfer the mix to a 9x9 square baking dish prepared with parchment paper or greased with a bit of oil. Press the dough with your hands into the dish, or put a parchment paper on top and press with a spatula until you have a smooth and equally thick mass.
  4. Bake for around 25  minutes at 400°F and allow the bars to cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing into 18 bars.

Notes

For the trail mix I used walnuts, almonds, and brazil nuts, as well as cranberries and raisins. Feel free to use your favorite mix.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 1.8gUnsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 20.7gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 5.6g

 

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